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W/E 18/03/2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 3:38 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 3:55 PM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-
 Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 /085 1443021. 

Priests Contact Numbers:

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.      Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am

Masses this Weekend
Ruan: St Patrick's Day 17th: Mass 10 a.m.
Ruan: Sunday 18th  10a.m. Mass of Anniversaries. Tom Crowe (Ballyogan) and deceased family members,  Sabina Hayes and deceased family members,
Sarah Courtney,   Christy Courtney, Bridget Courtney,   Michael and Mary Tierney,  James Fogarty, Mona Fogarty
Dysart: Sunday 18th 7:00pm   Mass for the People
“Do this in Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children

Rest in Peace
Today we remember John O’Sullivan, Fountain who was buried last Sunday. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend
Ruan Sat 24th 5:00 pm:-  Mary Griffin (Months Minds)

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

Holy Week in The Cluster:
Holy Thursday :- Corofin - 8:00 pm,   Ruan - 8:00 pm,   Crusheen - 8:00 pm
Good Friday:- Corofin - 12 noon Outdoor Stations (Newtown),   Tubber -12 noon Stations of the Cross,    Corofin - 3:00 pm
Dysart - 3:00 pm,  Boston - 7:00 pm,   Crusheen - 5:00 pm,   Crusheen - 8:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Easter Saturday:-  Corofin - 11:00 am Morning Prayer,   Rath - 7:00 pm Easter Vigil,   Tubber - 8:00 pm Easter Vigil,   Ruan - 9:00 pm Easter Vigil
Crusheen - 9:00 pm Easter Vigil, 
Easter Sunday:- Dysart - 6:00 am Dawn Mass (Graveyard), Dysart - 10:00 am,  Kilnaboy - 10:00 am,  Boston - 10:00 am
Corofin - 11:30 am,   Ballinruan - 11:30 am Family Mass

Weekly Collections:   PDF €964.70

Thank you very much for your contributions.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                  Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Shane Punch                                    Reader this week:  Francis Browne

Reader next week:   Shauna Greene                                Reader next week:  Edel Bluett

Euch Min this week:    Francis Howard                          Euch Min this week:    Ita Hastings

Euch Min next week:    John O Sullivan                         Euch Min next week:  Moira O Loughlin




Thought for the Week

“You cannot do a kindness too
soon, for you never know how
soon it will be too late.” (Ralph
Waldo Emerson)

Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30 noon rotating between all the churches within
each parish as follows:
March in Ruan  on 11th.  Rath on 18th,  Tubber on 25th

April 2018 in Ballinruan 1st.   Dysart 8th.    Corofin 15th.   Boston 22nd

Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place in Ruan on 14th April from 11 am to 12 noon.
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email:

IMEALL BOIRNE CLUSTER Over 55's Exercise Classes
A combination of standing and seated exercises focusing on bone strength, flexibility and mobility of all joints, balance and endurance. € 5.00 per class.
Every Wednesday as follows:   Ruan Community Centre at 1.15pm

Aged 16-35? Looking for a place to share and grow in faith? Youth 2000 prayer meeting, Fridays, Poor Clare’s Oratory Ennis at 7:00pm
Join us for adoration, music, reflection, chats and tea. All welcome.

The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297.
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.  Cost of Course is €170.00

Toonagh Craft Mornings
The craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, hints/tips on knitting, crochet and enjoy a “cuppa” with friends.

The Annual Tractor Run Fundraiser for Ruan Tidy Towns and Graveyards maintenance will be held on Easter Sunday. Registration will be at Morty’s at
11.15 am. Senior Run will commence at 12.15 with kiddies run at 12 noon. Please Support!

Cute As A Button—Arts & Crafts for Kids
In Toonagh Hall on Sat morning from 9:15am to 10:45am, pay as you go classes for children aged 4 to 12 years. €10 per child or €15 for two siblings. For more info call Pamela Vaughan 0876224698 or Aisling Hurley 0863751807.

Date for the Diary.
It’s been a number of years since a “Friends of Toonagh” Concert was held in Toonagh Hall, so Saturday March 24 next, local musicians, singers and dancers will take to the stage in the Hall at 8pm sharp. This concert is a fundraiser for a Defibrillator for the area and the Heart and Lung Appeal for the Mater Hospital.
Please Support!
The local Apostolic Works Society are working towards their annual display of works which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on April 15th. Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel in memory of someone they wish to commemorate, or on their own, or their family’s account may contact Eileen Roughan,
Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon.

Local History Group Meetings are held in Morty Kelly’s on Tue evenings at 8:30p.m. All welcome!

Dementia Workshops: Normal Ageing vs Not Normal Ageing; Understanding the difference. Partners in Homecare are holding dementia education workshop at the Templegate Hotel, Ennis on Tuesday 20th March at 7pm. Call: 065 6895281 / 0877888300

Successful Fundraiser.  Two student teachers, Louise McDonnell from Dysart and Claire Kearney from Corofin, recently held a fundraising walk in Dromore Woods, raising €740. They represented Mary Immaculate College in Limerick in a nationwide colleges fundraising effort, entitled “Walk for Jailbreak”, Ireland’s largest student run charity, which raised €56,000 to be split equally between Amnesty International and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Well done to all involved. 

World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at:
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at: or call 01-5676800

Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €5,200   Numbers Drawn 02, 06, 18, 19.

€40 Winners:  Agnes O Sullivan,  Michael Lynch,  Martin Moroney,  Ryan McCarthy & Oisin Enright,  Mary K Tierney.

Next Weeks Lotto:   €5,300 in Mortys’-   Ger Lyon's Team.